- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to hold steady at 4.2 percent in June while the national unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 4.9 percent.

June is the fifth consecutive month that Montana’s unemployment rate has been 4.2 percent.

Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy says Montana’s continued low unemployment rate suggests job opportunities and wage growth for Montana workers.

The Consumer Price Index rose by 0.2 percent in June. Food prices declined slightly while energy prices increased by 1.3 percent, led by an increase in gasoline prices.

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